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eMerge Americas executive director Xavier Gonzalez, during an interview with EFE in Miami, United States on May 23, 2017. EFE/Pablo Ramon
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The fourth edition of eMerge Americas will be held in Miami Beach starting on June 12 and will feature speakers such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The forum is aiming to make Miami the meeting place for Latin American entrepreneurs and US investors.

Are you a Fintech entrepeneur in Latin America? Visa wants to help you

 06/07/2017 - 02:38
The Salvadoran Ruben Salazar, senior vice president of products, solutions and innovation for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean, during am interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/ANA MENGOTTI

Global investment in Fintechs amounts to more than $23 billion, but only $600 million have gone to to Latin America.Visa hopes that its "Everywhere Initiative" serves as a stimulus for creating emerging companies in the Latin American financial technology sector.

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[OP-ED]: The Return of the center

 02/28/2017 - 15:33

Polls indicate that the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, is leading the field of candidates in the first round with about 25 percent of the vote. But in the second round, which pits only the two front-runners against one another, Macron is projected to beat her handily. EFE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By now it is settled wisdom that we are witnessing the rise of radical forces on the left and right around the globe. Populists of both varieties, who share a disdain for globalization, are energized, and certain that the future is going their way. But the center is rising again, even in the heart of the old world.

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Fareed Zakaria

Too Much Drama

 12/08/2016 - 05:12

Make love, not war. But if you want both, get married.

The divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, mainly due to ageing population (the later you marry, the less possibilities to divorce; and less stigma on remaining single).

However, divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. The average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months on a divorce process, plus the flames that always spark thanks to a legal system that encourages adversarial approach to divorce.

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Uruguay disrupts the Valley

 11/16/2016 - 16:49
Silicon Valley has attracted many Uruguay startups in the last years. The tiny Latin American country is a source of high technological talent. EFE/Archives

With a population of less tan 3 million, Uruguay has become an important source of talented entrepeneurs in Silicon Valley.  This is the case of Juan Pablo Olivera, founder of Netlabs, a security software, or Gabriel López, founder of Kezmo, an alternative to Slack. “We always say Uruguay is one of the most stable places in LatAm, with excellent connections, high level of Enlgish and infrastructures”, says Isabella Antonaccio, who helps the Uruguay government to attract American investors to her country.